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The solid and imposing terminus building of Aberystwyth station was built in 1925 by the Great Western Railway, but trains first started arriving in the town in the 1860s. This was a period of major change for what had been, up to that point, a country town. The railway created a tourism boom, with the town’s first pier opening on the same day as the new railway line, and hotels began springing up on the seafront and elsewhere in town. One such development fell into bankruptcy and was sold to become the University College of Wales in 1872 – renamed as Aberystwyth University in 2007. During term time, almost half the population of the town are students. Alongside regular train services, Aberystwyth station is also the terminus for the narrow-gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway, a steam heritage railway that runs for almost twelve miles between the town and Devil’s Bridge through the beautiful countryside of Ceredigion.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:10 - 17:40
Saturday 07:15 - 17:40
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/lostproperty
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Help provided by on train staff
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorArriva Trains Wales
Car parking spaces15
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

On the platform 

Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
The station building has mainly been sold off and converted to, among other things, a Wetherspoons pub, which has won awards for maintaining its historical architectural features. The station itself has a single main-line platform, accessed via Alexandra Road or the station car park. Within the station, there is a coffee shop and a restaurant, a ticket office and machines, and toilets off the platform. Aberystwyth bus station is just outside on Alexandra Road.

Departures and arrivals from Aberystwyth

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Aberystwyth station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ShrewsburyTransport for Wales08:30On time
to Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales09:30On time
to Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales11:30On time
to Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales13:30On time
to Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales15:28On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MachynllethTransport for Wales08:21On time
from MachynllethTransport for Wales09:21On time
from MachynllethTransport for Wales11:23On time
from Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales13:22On time
from Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales15:21On time
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